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Old Gold & Black

'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Ally Swartzberg speaks in Wait Chapel.

A Letter from Former Student Body President Ally Swartzberg

Ally Swartzberg, Former Student Body President April 28, 2022

Dear Wake Forest student body, Thank you for entrusting me with our collective college experience. My term has been wonderful, exhausting, exciting and trying all at once. Through it all, I have had the...

Letter from the Editor: Congrats, grads!

Letter from the Editor: Congrats, grads!

Connor McNeely, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2022

 Congratulations! The Old Gold & Black is excited to see you take on the new challenges of post-undergraduate life as your final spring in the forest comes to an end. Although your eight semesters...

Chief Justice John Roberts (right) stands with Justice Amy Coney Barrett (left), who voted to uphold a restrictive Texas abortion law last term.

Women in politics should represent womens’ interests

Lucy Roberts, Staff Columnist April 21, 2022

The term “feminism” is one that often has a polarizing effect, even among women. However, those who practice exclusive brands of feminism diminish the credibility of the movement as a whole, and actively...

Assia Djebar is a famous Islamic feminist.

Islamic feminists continue to advocate for women

Ethan Wearner, Staff Columnist April 21, 2022

Within parts of the Global South, ‘feminism’ has largely been considered an alien concept. ‘Western’ or ‘secular’ feminism, in particular, is often seen as a product of the West’s cultural...

Two opinion articles this semester focused on incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson.

Ketanji Brown-Jackson faces undue criticism

Breanna Laws, Staff Columnist April 21, 2022

Following a 53-47 vote of the U.S. Senate, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became a confirmed nominee to the United States Supreme Court — 38 days after her nomination by President Joe Biden. This decision...

The ACC is currently headquartered in Greensboro.

ACC headquarters should remain in North Carolina

Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff April 20, 2022

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), to which Wake Forest belongs, will likely be moving its headquarters out of Greensboro, according to recent reporting. The same reporting also states that the ACC is...

Christine Blasey Ford, who accused then-nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Society must place trust in survivors

Natasha Heisenberg, Staff Columnist April 20, 2022

n 2017, Tarana Burke’s “#MeToo” movement garnered international attention. With upwards of 19 million tweets containing the hashtag within one year of its conception, the movement put sexual assault...

Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi sat behind Joe Biden at the dais of both of his addresses to Congress. It was the first time in history that women held both constitutional offices that entitle someone to sit behind the president.

Women deserve greater representation in U.S. politics

Aaron Nataline, Staff Columnist April 20, 2022

In recent years, there has been much to celebrate concerning the gradually-eroding underrepresentation of women in U.S. politics. The 2020 election saw the first Black and female politician, Kamala Harris,...

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins represented the Fortnite community in You-
Tube Rewind 2018 which reached almost 20 million dislikes.

YouTube Rewind and the issue with ‘nichization’

Adam Coil, Life Editor April 20, 2022

No one ever thought that YouTube Rewind was that great. The music was always boring, the dancing is uncomfortable to watch, the transitions are corny and there is always a late-night host or two to make...

Joe Manchin walks through a Senate office building.

Manchin’s coal investments display corruption

Natasha Heisenberg, Staff Columnist April 14, 2022

For years, the name “Joe Manchin” has never fully settled amongst Democrats and Republicans alike. Instead, it has lingered in the air as decisions regarding voting rights, social policy and infrastructure...

Almost half of American adults say they have faced harassment online in 2021.

Harassment has no place in the public forum

Editorial Staff April 14, 2022

Recently, a fourth-year medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Kychelle Del Rosario, was placed on a leave of absence “as a result of [an] inappropriate and misleading post”, according...

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Oscars controversy highlights broader issues

Conor Metzger, Staff Columnist April 13, 2022

“The slap”. In thirty seconds, one action became a dominating headline over the next week. People took to Twitter to express their reactions and “intellectuals” were quick to post their theories...

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